About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower students, serve families, and inspire greatness. We know that applying to college can be overwhelming, which is why we strive to make this process enjoyable for families. We navigate the complex, multi-year process by working one-on-one with students as early as their freshman year of high school. But it’s not just about getting into college. At the core of everything we do is a passion for helping young people find their future.  

Get to Know Us

Class 101 Blackwater is full of college planning experts who love helping students on the path to higher education. We all became a part of the Class 101 family because we want to make a difference in young people’s lives. Our various backgrounds aid us in doing this.

Dr. Patrice A. Williams-Shuford

Co-owner & ACT English/Reading Instructor

Patrice A. Williams-Shuford is an experienced educator and entrepreneur who earned her Bachelor of Science in English and Psychology from the University of South Alabama, Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Mobile, Specialist in Education in English Education from Florida State University, and Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Shuford has been a high school English teacher, an English professor, a college advisor, and a higher education administrator. She is also certified in Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship through Northwest Florida State College and Pensacola State College. Dr. Shuford thoroughly enjoys working with students and their families and being involved with the community.

Felton C. Barnes

Co-owner & ACT Math Instructor

Krystal Reynolds

ACT Science Instructor

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Dr. Patrice A. Williams-Shuford

Mr. Felton Barnes





292 W Oakdale Ave, Crestview, FL 32536

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